9 Burning Questions About “60 Days In” Answered

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Jarett Wieselman | BuzzFeed.com May 20, 2016, at 7:55 a.m. Seven law-abiding citizens volunteered to spend two months behind bars to help a frustrated sheriff fix his problematic prison, and every second was filmed for A&E’s hit docuseries. This is how they pulled it off. Over the course of two months, a clandestine operation took […]

Gang Members Admit To Murder of Magnolia Shorty

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By G. Avant | Allhiphop.com May 18, 2016 (AllHipHop News) An intense investigation of notorious New Orleans street gang 3MG has led to two members of the gang confessing to the murder of rapper Magnolia Shorty among others. Tyrone “Biscuit” Knockum, 25, and Rico “Freaky” Jackson, 33, are both 3NG members. They admitted to being […]

10 Gangsta Rap Songs the Critics Want You to Forget About

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By Art Tavana | Laweekly.com Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 4:30 a.m. For fans and critics who intellectualize it, gangsta rap, or “reality rap,” is serious business. For them, the defining genre of West Coast hip-hop represents true stories from the ’hood as told by those who lived it, coupled with beats sampled from ’70s […]

Safaree Claims Someone Put A Hit On His Life

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Featuring: Das Hershes, Safaree Samuels
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 08 Jan 2015
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By Yohance Kyles | Allhiphop.com May 13, 2016 (AllHipHop News) Aspiring rapper Safaree Samuels is suggesting he could be in danger. The ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj posted a tweet last night where he claimed someone has put a hit on his life. “Got a call from prison… Hearing there’s BIG money on my head…streets talk…. […]

LAPD hacks into locked iPhone of actor Michael Jace’s slain wife

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By City News Service Posted: 05/05/16, 8:25 AM PDT | Updated: 17 hrs ago LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police investigators have developed a way to bypass security features and open the locked Apple iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, the slain wife of “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, it was reported today. Jace is […]

KRS-One Issues Statement On Afrika Bambaataa Sexual Abuse Comments

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By William Ketchum III | Hiphopdx.com May 04, 2016 KRS-One believes that his words were taken out of context when he spoke about allegations that Afrika Bambaataa sexually abused multiple teenage boys. The Boogie Down Productions rapper took to his website to issue a statement to clarify his comments and decry the media for distorting […]

Purple Reign, Forever: How Prince Influenced Rap Music for All of Eternity

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By Jeff Weiss | Vice.com April 26, 2016 You can’t eulogize a color. Coroner’s reports claim that the organs, joints, and muscles of Prince Rogers Nelson ceased their erotic serenade after 21,130 days on earth. All 62 inches of exposed skin were ostensibly placed in a pyre and the ashes scattered in a mysterious location—automatically […]

YG Says The Secret Service Contacted His Label Over “F-ck Donald Trump” Song (VIDEO)

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Featuring: Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson
Where: Hollywood, California, United States
When: 22 Aug 2014
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By Yohance Kyles | Allhiphop.com April 26, 2016 (AllHipHop News) YG, along with Nipsey Hussle, took a loud stand against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by releasing the song “F-ck Donald Trump.” The West Coast emcee now claims the track has gotten the attention of the Secret Service. TMZ spoke with YG at LAX airport. […]

Kidd Kidd’s Lyrics & Music Videos Being Used In Federal Court Against New Orleans Gang

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By Cherise Johnson | Hiphopdx.com April 20, 2016 | 7:00 AM Kidd Kidd’s lyrics and music videos are being used in federal court to help prosecute members of the New Orleans street gang 39ers in a trial slated for September, reports the New Orleans Advocate. The gang has been accused of committing a dozen murders […]

Ty Dolla $ign “Free TC” Documentary, Deluxe Edition Album Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist

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By Victoria Hernandez | Hiphopdx.com April 20, 2016 | 1:04 PM Ty Dolla $ign released the Free TC documentary today (April 20) to coincide with his album of the same name. The 13-minute film tells the story of his brother, Gabriel “TC” Griffin, who is serving a prison sentence. His family claims he was wrongly […]

EXCLUSIVE: Afrika Bambaataa sex abuse accuser Ronald Savage details years of torment following hip-hop icon’s molestation: ‘He damaged me’

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BY Shayna Jacobs, Ben Kochman, Rich Schapiro, Michael O’keeffe NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:49 PM As one of the artists who helped invent the music that exploded out of South Bronx block parties and Boys Club dances, hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa was already a New York legend in the late 1970s. […]

Tupac’s Stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, Up For Parole After Serving 30 Years In Federal Prison

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By Cherise Johnson | Hiphopdx.com April 03, 2016 Tupac’s stepfather, Mutulu Shakur, may be a free man this week after serving 30 years of his 60-year prison sentence “for masterminding a string of deadly armed robberies in New York and Connecticut committed by a militant political group known as ‘The Family,’” the Associated Press reports. […]